MGM Supports Blu-ray

In the continuing Blu-ray versus HD-DVD saga, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer said yesterday that it is supporting the new Blu-ray Disc format. MGM plans to begin releasing film and television titles for the new format when hardware is launched in North America, Japan, and Europe. The move aligns MGM with Blu-ray, a format supported by Sony, Dell, HP, Hitachi, Panasonic, TDK, Thomson, as well as Twentieth Century Fox, Walt Disney, and Warner Brothers. The move is not unexpected, as Sony owns a significant portion of MGM. Blu-ray has recently been gaining on HD-DVD, as HD-DVD supporters Paramount and Warner hedged their bets and said they would support both formats.